A Chalfont St Giles girl has become a budding fundraiser for a national children’s charity through her festive and handmade Christmas cards.
At the age of 10, Alayna Ahmad wanted to find a different way to donate money towards international non—profit Save the Children, due to her own limited financial status as a child.
Instead, she decided to put her creativity to use by designing and making special Christmas cards, then selling them for £2 each around her neighbourhood.
She has been overwhelmed by the support she’s received, having made 40 cards already and raised more than £80 for the charity.
Alayna said to CHALFONTS&GERRARDSCROSSnews: “I wanted to use my artistic skills to raise money for charity and do something nice for the Christmas season.
“I love crafts and really enjoy making cards. It was hard work, took a lot of time but more importantly, it was really fun!”
Zeenat, Alayna’s mum, has spoken of her pride at her daughter’s charitable spirit, stating: “Donating proceeds from her hard work has taught her how she can really make a difference in other people’s lives. This is hopefully the start of many more projects in her future!”